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He was so full of pretty ways and dainty devices for to distract my mind, I never thought of counting.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
Irresponsible as he is, he must be allowed to move about without anything to distract his attention.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
Home, where nothing comes to distract me from my gnawing griefs and almost intolerable thoughts.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
My time was chiefly spent in talking, and listening to the conversation of others, in order to distract my attention.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
He quickly loosed a deer which was tied to his saddle, but the prey was not sufficient to distract them from their purpose.
STORIES ABOUT ANIMALS: WITH PICTURES TO MATCHFRANCIS C. WOODWORTH
There was nothing to distract him from the sordidness of the bickering household in George Street.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
Think you, the thoughts of my own heart are not enough to distract me, and with such a sight as this before me?
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
Is it really not enough for you, who have had so many other affairs to excite and distract you?
THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILLGILBERT K. CHESTERTON
He means to distract attention from his own laziness, that's all.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
But go and see him yourself,' he urged; 'it may distract his mind and do him good?'
MRS. SKAGGS'S HUSBANDS AND OTHER STORIESBRET HARTE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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